Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Friday, 7 June 2019

7th June: World Swift Day!

"World Swift Day is a global celebration of the Swift – this most fascinating & mysterious of birds whose very survival is threatened." 














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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Courtesy visit





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Monday, 3 June 2019

Summer reads





Short, concise, to the point...

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Saturday, 4 May 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019

28A















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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Colours


Photo: E.




Friday, 12 April 2019

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Black Hole One



"The first direct image of a black hole!". EHT


"With the help of two radio telescopes coordinated by the UA, astronomers have taken the first direct image of a black hole!"  Univ. of Arizona, April 10, 2019.


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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Human in exile


"When I arrived at Christmas Island six years ago, an immigration official called me into the office and told me that they were going to exile me to Manus Island, a place in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I told them that I am a writer. That same person just laughed at me, and ordered the guards to exile me to Manus."...





Read Behrouz Boochani's literary prize acceptance speech – full transcript.



Victorian premier’s literary awards 2019: Behrouz Boochani, an asylum seeker detained on Manus Island, has won the Victorian prize for literature
Behrouz Boochani, an asylum seeker detained on Manus Island, has won the Victorian prize for literature Photograph: Jonas Gratzer/The Guardian

"The winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony.
His absence was not by choice.
Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on Thursday night, is not allowed into Australia.
The Kurdish Iranian writer is an asylum seeker who has been kept in purgatory on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for almost six years, first behind the wire of the Australian offshore detention centre, and then in alternative accommodation on the island.
Now his book No Friend But the Mountains – composed one text message at a time from within the detention centre – has been recognised by a government from the same country that denied him access and locked him up."
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Monday, 4 February 2019

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Friday, 18 January 2019

Classic already-2


From the acclaimed series Classic Already, enjoy the new chapter featuring the unrivalled master of words, the Right Honourable John Bercow MP:







Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018

A better option ...


... adoption!







There are many shelters around, but you can try these:











Remember, this Xmas:







Monday, 19 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

On the Wild Side






Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side.
Candy came from out on the island,
In the backroom she was everybody's darling,
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She sayes, hey baby, take a walk on the wild side
Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
And the colored girls go,
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

...
 ...
  ...

                     Lou Reed.

https://youtu.be/0KaWSOlASWc

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Spooky...




Monday, 1 October 2018

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Best best buddies


Mike and Boo:





And Bert & Ernie:





Friday, 31 August 2018

Resilience


E.G.




Monday, 2 July 2018

Plastic world






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Monday, 7 May 2018

The invisible skin






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